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Do you feel like the jobless rates have to do with everybody wanting high end jobs?

You always hear: unemployment rate high, less jobs, etc.. The thing I noticed is that there are jobs. There's hundreds available just on Craigslist Philadelphia alone, and I constantly see newspaper adds and stuff. The problem I see is that everyone expects a job that makes like 100k a year or an easy job. Presidents always promise jobs, but it's like who wants a job? I feel like the jobs are there but people don't want to work. Everyone wants to be a doctor, lawyer, etc.. Nobody wants to be making 40k a year doing landscaping or whatever. Plus if the government can pay you welfare and food stamps, who needs a job? My point is that nobody wants low paying jobs that include labor. I feel like too many people have the mentality: if I don't make 100k a year I'm not gonna work. Does anybody drink what I'm porin?

Asked By: Mike - 11/14/2012
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I think that's true in a way. We've had it very good for very long in this country, and we're having trouble re-adjusting to new realities... More
Answered By: Mr. Smartypants - 11/14/2012
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Landscapers do not make 40k a year its more like 30k if even that.
Answered By: Profile - 11/14/2012
 
No... it has to do with paying BILLIONS of dollars to worthless rich people who take it out of the country and invest it in Bangkok or Singapore... More
Answered By: Auroch - 11/14/2012
 
I'm going to school to make just under 60k a year. I'm perfectly happy with that. From 18-22 I tried getting your lame *** minimum wage jobs, and even those were difficult to come by. Not because I wasn't willing to work, simply because they weren't available. However, I may be biased due to the fact that I was in an... More
Answered By: 2-Tone - 11/14/2012
 
40k as a landscaper?! I have a PhD in molecular biology and I don't even make 40k.
Answered By: Vito1964 - 11/14/2012
 
I think much of what you observe is true but I think it has a greater effect on the off-shoring of those high end jobs and the "brain drain" apparent in the US job market... More
Answered By: u_bin_called - 11/14/2012
 
I agree. The jobs are there if you look for them... More
Answered By: Tabitha - 11/14/2012
 
I find it "interesting" that the unemployment rate among legal immigrants (like myself) is close to zero...does that make us "smarter" or "harder-working" than natural-born Americans? I doubt that. We just are not spoiled brats...
Answered By: SadMitt - 11/14/2012
 
so 'splain the low unemployment rate PRIOR to this Administration taking over!
Answered By: Jimmy - 11/14/2012
 
Like Romney said, "we need REAL recovery". What you are seeing isn't a REAL recovery... More
Answered By: black dog - 11/14/2012
 
Fact is many prefer welfare since in many cases it pays MORE than working 40 hours a week would.
Answered By: phillipk_1959 - 11/14/2012
 
One gets paid more being on entitlements than they do working so what is the incentive... More
Answered By: My Baby! - 11/14/2012
 
A skewed view of Fairness and Equality have been drummed into the heads of the last 2 generations: 'The Me Generation' and 'The Everyone Gets a Trophy Generation... More
Answered By: The Solution - 11/14/2012
 
I think that's true to a limited extent... More
Answered By: bleuroze - 11/14/2012
 
Monster Jobs and all those sites list hundreds of thousands of jobs; but are there any jobs? Never mind Craig's List (home of the sexual assaults, murders, etc.) If it is not a company advertising for a job to be filled, it doesn't count... More
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